Summer Camp Suggestions (Heart Health)
As summer winds down, there may still be a few weeks of camp in store for your child. Whether sleepover or day camp, you can still help your children get the healthiest experience while away from home. Here are some tips on how to keep your kids active and eating well when they’re not by your side.
Suggest that summer camp staff serve water, fat-free milk, or low-fat milk instead of other beverages, and low-fat snacks that focus on fruits and vegetables.
Request instructors begin or end any class sessions with a nutrition or physical activity tip.
Ask counselors to substitute soccer (or a more vigorous activity) for softball to get more children actively involved in the game.
When it’s time to pick up your children, encourage parents to join in for a session of playground games.
Pack bite-sized healthy snacks and healthy lunches for your kids.
Encourage snack shacks to provide a wider range of low-fat, low-calorie snacks, meals, and beverages.
Get involved in your children’s camp, and end your summer on a happy and healthy note!